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Old 01-08-2006, 11:00 AM
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Hello. I have a Beagle whom is now 10 years old. He eat's his poop. Please only post in this thread is you are serious. He will poop then spin right around and do eat it. Why does he do this? This is very sick especially when he gives everyone kisses etc. Why does my dog do this? Thanks for your time.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:07 AM
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As distasteful as it is to us, eating feces is a normal behavior for most dogs. Fecal material is a significant part of the diet of most wild canids. Usually, however, they go for the feces of herbivores for the vegetable, fiber, and enzyme content.

I would walk your dog ON LEASH, prevent him from doing this, and pick up after each bowel movement.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:45 AM
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Yeah that's usually what my dad will do. Let him out front and watch him..and if he know's that someone is watching him he won't do it..he'll poop and won't eat it..
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:51 PM
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The condition is called Coprophagia
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:41 PM
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Here are some sites to read:
According to the manufacturer, Prozyme increases absorption of the nutrients in the food. Prozyme works in the body once the food is ingested (after mixing the Prozyme with the food; it is not necessary to let the mixture stand before feeding). By increasing the nutrient intake from the diet, Prozyme is reported to help with immune and digestive disorders, poor coat and excessive shedding, skin problems, joint disorders, weight problems, allergies, lethargy, bloating, flatulence, and coprophagia (stool eating).

Hope this information helps you
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:26 PM
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Ten years old and just started doing it? I would call the vet right away. Good luck keep us posted on what the vet says.
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:53 PM
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There are lots of threads about this on this forum. I could search and you would find this link
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:11 PM
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This is a very normal behavior that dogs have. It is interesting that your dog just started doing this. Have you recently switched dog foods that may make the feces more appealing?
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